May 21, 2024
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel signed a three-year extension with ABC to continue Jimmy Kimmel Live! through its 23rd season, ABC announced Tuesday.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel signed a three-year extension with ABC to continue Jimmy Kimmel Live! through its 23rd season, ABC announced Tuesday.

The extension will see Kimmel become one of the longest-running talk show hosts in the history of United States television, according to a release from ABC.

“For 20 years, Jimmy Kimmel has been a huge part of the ABC family and the heartbeat of late-night television,” Hulu and ABC President Craig Erwich said in the release.

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“Not only has he entertained our audiences night after night with his sharp comedy, dynamic interviews and irreverent humor, but he has gotten us through some of the most momentous events in our history with optimism and heart. There is no one funnier and more authentic than Jimmy. We are so proud of the incredibly talented team at [Jimmy Kimmel Live!] and could not be happier to continue our partnership.”

Kimmel appears content in accepting the extension.

“After two decades at ABC, I am now looking forward to three years of what they call ‘quiet quitting,'” he said.

In 2023, the show will celebrate its 20th anniversary, according to the release.

The show received its 12th consecutive Emmy nomination in 2022 for Outstanding Variety Talk Show.

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“Since premiering in January 2003, Kimmel’s sharp, resonant and timely monologues have become must-watch content,” according to the release.

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